Pensioner dies in farming accident


An Elderly man has died following a farming accident close to Ashford.

The man aged in his eighties died after his tractor struck a ditch and overturned around 11.30am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Loughlinstown hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The Ashford/ Moneystown Rd is closed at Ballycullen Hill until further notice following a fatal collision. Motorists will need to use an alternative route.

GardaĆ­ in Ashford are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wicklow Garda Station 0404-60140 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111


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